Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

When is Something the Church? – James Emery White

I once sat in the boardroom of a prominent Christian business leader who proclaimed that his business was just as much the “church” as any other enterprise. I thought to myself, “Um, no, it’s not.”   A company is not the body of Christ instituted as the hope of the world by Jesus Himself, chronicled […]

Mastering in Ungrace – James Emery White

President Obama recently praised the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance after serving an 18-month prison sentence on charges related to a dogfighting ring.   According to an Associated Press article, “Obama spokesman Bill Burton says the President told owner Jeffrey Lurie that while he condemns the crimes […]

Is Bill Hybels and the Willow Creek Conference team off course?

In response to our request for GLS feedback we received this email and thought we’d throw it open for discussion: From: Mieke Sanders Is Bill Hybels and the Willow Creek Conference team off course? This is the third year I am attending the Willow Creek conference. In those past 2 years, I have been very impressed […]

Whispers: Hearing God and Responding – Bill Hybels Video Interview

Does God still speak? If so, how can you know whether what you think you might be hearing from God really is from God? In this video interview Jim Mellado asks Bill Hybels some specific questions about whispers from God, such as: How do you address the subject without it sounding weird? Why do people […]


Children’s Ministry: Promiseland Curriculum Overview

  Promiseland curriculum is available for school terms, summer holidays, and one-off occasional use:   School Term Curriculum Overview There are two curriculum – Year A covers ‘God’s Story: Genesis to Revelation’ Year B covers the 5-G’s of Grace, Growth, Groups, Gifts and Good Stewardship Each year is split into three age ranges: Grades K-1 (Ages 5-6), Grades […]


Children’s Ministry: The Promiseland Goal

Our goal is to have our children come back week after week because they enjoyed their visit so much that they can’t wait to return. We want them to have FUN in Promiseland. While kids keep coming back for the FUN, we can accomplish our mission by continuing to nurture and teach them spiritually. In […]


Children’s Ministry: The Promiseland Values

The Promiseland Values Promiseland is a child-targeted ministry Promiseland values lessons that are relevant to kids now Promiseland values teaching the Bible creatively Promiseland values intentional shepherding of children through small groups Promiseland values keeping children safe-spiritually, emotionally and physically Promiseland values FUN! The Willow Creek Children’s Ministry Team   More info: %PLinfo% For Resources: […]